Is it better to grow MARIJUANA indoors or outdoors? To answer it all, STUFF STONERS LIKE have teamed-up with expert herb grower, Mel Thomas, author of Cannabis Cultivation: A Complete Grower’s Guide, 3rd Edition, published by Green Candy Press Mel is a world-renowned cannabis cultivator and at one time was the largest producer of marijuana in the UK…have a question for him, email us at stuffstonerslike[at]yahoo.com.
Q: Is it better to grow MARIJUANA indoors or outdoors?
Mel Thomas: Indoor growing is the only way to ensure consistent year-round crops that can easily be forced into flower at a few weeks old. Although outdoor crops can be forced into flower by covering them to reduce the daylight hours, this is often impractical with large numbers of plants, making growers dependent upon the natural growth cycle, which will only allow one crop per season. There are also security implications to be considered when growing outdoors. Cannabis is illegal and law enforcement agencies, bandits, and herbaceous mammals alike will target your plants. Although there are also security risks when growing indoors, these can be minimized. Indoor growers are also not at the mercy of the elements. Many outdoor crops are lost due to adverse weather conditions, particularly heavy precipitation at harvest time. On the other hand, if you do have a suitable area in which to grow a successful outdoor crop you will be rewarded with large plants that will yield significantly more than indoor plants.